Strategies parents & teachers can use to help struggling readers


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Good Monday Morning!

The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity, founded by Sally Shaywitz and her husband, posted an article listing strategies to help struggling readers with various Learning Differences.  The article lists the Specific Learning Differences and what strategies or accommodations will work for each situation. Enjoy reading this helpful article.

The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity’s website  is a great resource of information for the latest in Dyslexia news & research.

Here are a few of the products I have created and use with my struggling readers and spellers – my dyslexic, gifted & talented students, really, any student that is struggling in spelling & reading at my school, come to me at some point to ‘build a spelling notebook’.  We then, work through spelling strategies and rules in the student notebook.  Application of these strategies are crucial, so we spend time on learning to apply them in their writing.  All of my products come with a teacher/parent guide making it easy to get started teaching/helping your child toward success in spelling, writing and reading.

In the menu at the top of my blog’s home page, click on “Educational Resources” to learn a bit more about my products and how they can help your child learn to look for patterns in words instead of just a good memorizer.

Students struggling in spelling & reading must have specific instruction in these areas. Orton-Gillingham based activities, like these below, are scientifically researched for effectiveness, especially with dyslexic students.  These activities can be used at home to help enhance your child’s spelling – which ultimately will improve reading fluency and comprehension.


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  1. I love this. What a great resources page for parents and teachers.

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